Richard Liu Qiangdong is a Chinese Billionaire and founder of the most popular e-commerce platform in China, JD.com. Richard founded this online company in 2004 and today it has grown into a multi-billion dollar corporation with a net worth surpassing 60 billion dollars. As the CEO of JD.com, Richard has built his net worth to an impressive 12.7 billion, putting him on the top 20 list of wealthiest individuals in China.
Richard Liu studied at Renmin University in China to earn a sociology degree before ultimate attending the China Europe International Business School. After completing his EMBA, Richard Liu Qiangdong spent a lot of his free time doing freelance work with computers and programming, while also trying to make it as an entrepreneur. Although Richard’s first company didn’t pan out, he had many opportunities on his plate to take advantage of. After his first startup, Richard went to work at Japan Life as a computer director for a couple of years before becoming self-employed through his own chain of retail stores located in Beijing. By 2003, Richard Liu Qiangdong had successfully opened up 12 retail stores, which is when the SARS epidemic swept over the nation and caused Richard to close up shop.
What seemed like bad luck turned out to be one of the best moves for Richard’s career as an entrepreneur. At just 31 years old, Richard started up what would become one of the largest and most profitable companies in the entirety of China. According to one of his latest interviews, Richard is a big believer in family and setting examples for younger generations. This is why he is most worried about being remembered for contributions to future generations rather than just his wealth. Richard Liu Qiangdong’s father was a hard working man that taught him many important lessons that he is now using to set a good example.
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